A blue slip is a full inspection of your vehicle, different from a pink slip, as it checks all the components of your car, for leaks, lights, seat belts, brakes, suspension thoroughly.
A blue slip also has a written off vehicle check, that identifies stolen vehicle that have been re-badged with number plates from a wrecked vehicle, a forensic vehicle identity check that identifies any vehicle and a design inspection to make sure your vehicle is up to manufactures standards.
A blue slip is required if you are selling the car without registration, if you are re-registering your car from interstate, or if the rego has been expired for more than 3 months. And not just a vehicle – lots of people forget about the boat trailer and caravan until it is summertime….and can cop a hefty fine just in time for the holidays!
A blue slip will last 28 days from when it is issued. If you don’t pass the blue slip inspection then just like the pink slip you have 14 days from when you fail the inspection to have the defects repaired and return to your local inspection centre.
If you don’t pass your blue or pink slip your car is deemed un-registered. However, you can drive the vehicle to and from the inspection centre and home or to a specialist repairer, or to the nearest practicable weighbridge to determine the weight of the vehicle.Just make sure you have made a booking before driving to the service centre or inspection centre, and just make sure you don’t deviate from the shortest route.
If you are caught driving an unregistered vehicle on any other route, you may be fined – see above! – and police may remove the vehicle’s number plates on the spot or they may seize the vehicle